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Howard Rheingold has been called the First Citizen of the Internet. In this book he tours the "virtual community" of online networking. He describes a community that is as real and as much a mixed bag as any physical community — one where people talk, argue, seek information, organize politically, fall in love, and dupe others. At the same time that he tells moving stories about people who have received online emotional support during devastating illnesses, he acknowledges a darker side to people's behavior in cyberspace. Indeed, contends Rheingold, people relate to each other online much the same as they do in physical communities.Originally published in 1993, The Virtual Community is more timely than ever. This edition contains a new chapter, in which the author revisits his ideas about online social communication now that so much more of the world's population is wired. It also contains an extended bibliography.

Synopsis:

An analysis of the "virtual community" of online networking, revealing the similarities between inter-personal relationships in the virtual world with the way people relate outside. Both the supportive and the darker sides of people's behaviour online is explored.

Synopsis:

Howard Rheingold tours the "virtual community" of online networking.

Synopsis:

Rheingold tours the "virtual community" of online networking and describes a community that is as real and as much a mixed bag as any physical community. Rheingold contends people relate to each other online much the same as they do in physical communities.

Synopsis:

Originally published in 1993, The Virtual Community is more timely than ever. This edition contains a new chapter, in which the author revisits his ideas about online social communication now that so much more of the world's population is wired. It also contains an extended bibliography.

About the Author

Howard Rheingold, an influential writer and thinker on social media, is the author of Tools for Thought: The History and Future of Mind-Expanding Technology, The Virtual Community: Homesteading on the Electronic Frontier (both published by the MIT Press), and Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262681216
Subtitle:
Homesteading on the Electronic Frontier
Author:
Rheingold, Howard
Publisher:
The MIT Press
Location:
Cambridge, Mass.
Subject:
Internet - General
Subject:
Social aspects
Subject:
Computer networks
Subject:
Information technology
Subject:
Virtual Reality
Subject:
Internet
Subject:
Computer Science
Subject:
Virtual World
Subject:
Computer networks -- Social aspects.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
revised edition
Series:
The Virtual Community
Series Volume:
v.84-86, Spring 2000
Publication Date:
20001023
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
479
Dimensions:
9.1 x 6 x 1 in

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"Synopsis" by , An analysis of the "virtual community" of online networking, revealing the similarities between inter-personal relationships in the virtual world with the way people relate outside. Both the supportive and the darker sides of people's behaviour online is explored.
"Synopsis" by , Howard Rheingold tours the "virtual community" of online networking.
"Synopsis" by , Rheingold tours the "virtual community" of online networking and describes a community that is as real and as much a mixed bag as any physical community. Rheingold contends people relate to each other online much the same as they do in physical communities.
"Synopsis" by , Originally published in 1993, The Virtual Community is more timely than ever. This edition contains a new chapter, in which the author revisits his ideas about online social communication now that so much more of the world's population is wired. It also contains an extended bibliography.
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